Quarterback Justin Fields was held under control by Buffalos defense, and Buffalo left CHICAGO with a 35-13 victory. It was no surprise that the Buffalo Bills had answers for the running of Justin Fields and for how the Bears were limiting quarterback Josh Allen, because they came away on a cold Christmas Eve with a 35-13 victory and clinched the AFC East crown.

The Bears had just 209 yards of offense, as The Buffalo Bills defense limited Justin Fields to just 119 passing yards and a season-low 11 yards rushing. The Bears offense was short of a shot, while the defense was shredded on the ground by the Bills run offense, which has been inconsistent all season. The Bears defense had three takeaways, but it also gave up 254 yards of total offense, including three second-half touchdowns on the ground, in a 35-13 win over the Bills.

David Montgomery ran for four yards, Khalil Herbert was tackled by defensive tackle Jordan Phillips for a two-yard loss, and Chicago was called for having too many men on the field. David Montgomery ran for 4 yards on second down at the Bears 27, but Buffalo (11-2) did not burn a second timeout, and the Bears did not put any effort in running the ball to get in field goal range. Justin Fields was sacked for a loss of 5 yards on first down, and the Bills called their first timeout with 44 seconds remaining, apparently intending to run the ball again.

The Bears did not advance past the Bears own territory on the next drive, but Trenton Gills 68-yard punt tied the Bills up at their own 2. Jaquan Brisker had quarterback Josh Allen sacked on third down at the Bills 4, and Dante Pettis 12-yard punt return put the Bears back on the Bills 38.

Another offensive penalty put the Buffalo Bills on a fast track, and as quarterback Josh Allen tried to throw a deep touchdown, the Chicago defense was ready: Rookie cornerback Kyler Gordon dropped deep to intercept the pass. The Buffalo Bills held the Chicago Bears to one yard total on this possession, but field position allowed for the field goal, which put things back in the game at a one-score tie.

Bills kicker Tyler Bass missed the attempt from 38 yards out to the right on a last-minute drive of the second quarter, and the Bears went into the half with a 10-six lead. Right when Greg Gumbel was finishing his narrative on kicker Tyler Basss series, Bass missed a 38-yard field-goal attempt. The Bears scored a touchdown on the first drive of the game, but managed just two field goals from Cairo Santos after that.

In fact, the Chicago Bears allowed only two true, downfield scoring drives with seven-and-a-half minutes left in the fourth quarter – the Bills third touchdown was helped tremendously by starting that drive off with Montgomerys fumble at Chicagos own 35-yard line. Granted, that second drive started at the Chicago 20-yard line after their offense failed to convert a fourth-and-14 (yuck), but a running-heavy approach to closing a 35-13 game on Saturday allowed the Bills to nail a coffin.

The Buffalo Bills had just seven carries from their running backs at the break, but finished with 17 in the second half, as Devin Singletary ran for 106 yards on 12 carries and James Cook had 99 yards on 11. James Cook caught a 9-yard short pass, ran for 6 yards and a first down, and then dashed past left tackle for 16 yards at the Chicago 20.

Justin Fields completed to Velus Jones for 8 yards, and Chicago went for it on a 4th-and-3, with defensive end Ed Oliver tipping Fields pass over at the line of scrimmage. Justin Jones and Trevis Gipson each had one hit at the quarterback – the latter being the first time in 5 games that the Chicago Bears have had defensive ends make an impact.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields returned from his separated shoulder to start the next three games, although he told ESPNs Courtney Cronin he hurt his shoulder again in Saturdays contest with the Buffalo Bills. His earlier injured throwing shoulder and his foot definitely played a part in Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields poor performance against the Buffalo Bills, but so did bitter cold weather and gusty winds. Nathan Peterman, the former Buffalo draft pick who had an unmemorable tenure with the Bills — three touchdowns and 12 interceptions — played one final series at quarterback for Chicago.

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